Monday, November 20, 2017

Orlando Sentinel reporter confronted New York Times correspondent accused of sexual harassment

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:32 PM

One of the New York Times' most distinguished reporters, White House correspondent Glenn Thrush, has been suspended by the newspaper after several female journalists accused him of sexual harassment in a Vox report.  Four women in the Vox article, including its author, alleged that Thrush, a prominent reporter at Politico before joining...

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Putnam, Ross say relief proposal leaves out Florida's storm-ravaged citrus industry

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Dennis Ross on Friday criticized a lack of funding for the state's storm-ravaged citrus industry in the latest disaster-relief package proposed by the White House. Putnam said a $44 billion request sent to Congress by the White House Office of Management and Budget...

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A damn crocodile was removed from a Florida beach this afternoon

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Wildlife officers were called to help remove a 6-foot crocodile from a Florida beach this afternoon, because here in the Sunshine State we like our beaches croc free. According to WBPF, the croc was first spotted near Dania Beach this morning, before it drifted south and eventually swam ashore on...

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Federal judge blasts Florida prisons over hepatitis care

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM

In a scathing ruling issued Friday, a federal judge found that Florida corrections officials have a “long and sordid history” of failing to treat inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus and ordered the state to immediately come up with a plan to properly provide care. U.S. District Judge Mark...

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Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes to play Miami's Look Alive Fest during Art Basel

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:31 PM

The organizers of Miami's Look Alive Fest know that there's an endless array of prime events to entice attendees of the ever-expanding Art Basel, so they've doubled down on the weirdness when picking this year's headliners. A reformed and rejuvenated Royal Trux - the scuzzy blues duo of Neil Hagerty...

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Sheriff dash-cam films plane making emergency landing in Florida neighborhood

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Yesterday morning a single-engine plane had to make an emergency landing in a Florida residential area and a local sheriff's dashboard camera caught the incident on film. The video, which was posted to Facebook by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, shows the plane attempting to land on Keene Road...

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Ginny Weasley is returning to Universal's Celebration of Harry Potter

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM

The youngest Weasley sibling is joining the Wizarding festivities this January. Universal and Warner Bros. announced today that Bonnie Wright, known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, will return to the Wizarding World's fifth "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event on January 26-28, 2018. Wright will join fellow...

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A Florida church is hanging signs warning guests the congregation is 'heavily armed'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Because nothing says "sanctuary" like a room full of guns, a church in Florida has decided to place welcome signs on their doors warning would-be bad guys that they are "heavily armed." Signs at The River at Tampa Bay Church read: "PLEASE KNOW THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE — WE ARE...

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Tartine Wine Bar and Eaterie coming to College Park

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Croissant Gourmet in College Park is about to get très gourmet. Chef Pete Morales, former executive chef at F&D Kitchen & Bar in Lake Mary, is partnering up with Croissant Gourmet chef/owner Francois Cahagne to open a neighborhood boîte in the Croissant Gourmet space on Edgewater Drive. Tartine Wine Bar &...

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The Imperial at Washburn Imports needs your help identifying two burglary suspects

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Someone robbed the Imperial at Washburn Imports in Ivanhoe Village and they need your help identifying a couple of suspects. The neighborhood antique stop and bar recently released security footage showing two women apparently stealing a pair of expensive shoes from behind the counter during last Saturday's Jingle Eve event....

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